Sunday, 12 January 2014

No cutting machine - no problems :-)

Hi everyone.  I am sharing this tutorial over at Polkadoodles today, as I wanted to show that Nikky's digis and CD's are so versatile, that you don't need a fancy cutting machine to make a shaped card.

You find a digi image that you feel will work.  Straight edges or connected in some way.  I am using one of the pre-coloured shoe embellishments off the new Dollie Daydream Girl Talk CD, just good old Microsoft Word and a steady hand.

I first placed the image of the shoe into a Word document and then sized it to the finished size that I would like my card to be.  In this instance, I sized the shoe to be 5.5" wide.  Then copying and pasting and positioning on the paper (narrowest margins used and landscape view).

Now comes the good part :-)  Print out onto card stock and cut out around each of the shoes.  One of the shoes you only need to cut out the bow.

You are going to use one of the shoes to create your template.  I am going to use a piece of cardstock for the base of my card.  I used a 8.5" by 11" piece of card stock, and folded it in half so it is 8.5" by 5.5".

Place the shoe on top of the folded card base and you must leave a little of the left of the shoe over to the left of the fold.  Then carefully trace the outline of the shoe onto your folded card and cut out.

This is now the base of your card.

Your first layer of your shoe can be stuck to this.  I then cut just the bow off the second shoe and placed this using pop dots to add depth.

For the inside I just cut the left edge of the shoe so that the shoe will fit on the inside.  To get a small shoe to be able to write your greeting on, I just flipped the shoe in word, printed it out, but then just flipped it back over and used the white side of the shoe - you can size this accordingly in word - mine is 2.5" wide.

Then you can add any embellishments you would like to the front.  I added a layered flower, also available on the CD and cut by hand and a topper.

And there you have it, a lovely shaped card made the old fashioned way :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh Karon...what a clever bunny you are!! xx

  2. The ,more I see this, the more that I am in LOVE with this collection!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  3. Great tutorial. Love this. TFS

  4. Thanks for the great tutorial, Karon. Your shoe card turned out fantastic.

  5. very clever, Karon! And I love that it's done with medieval tools.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. I LOVE this.
    LOVE the colors and the pretty bling on the flower..
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I'll have to give it a try.

  7. Super fun! Thanks for sharing your process!

  8. Great card and I like that you shared how to create one that everyone can make :)

  9. Look at YOU--this is terrific! I love the colors and the shoes, thanks for sharing the directions for doing this!!

  10. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous shoe card, Karon. Love the the bright pink dots. All of the best for the New Year.

  11. This is gorgeous!! And no cutting machine!! Gasp!! You did a fabulous job!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Love how you decorated it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. How beautiful, Karon! And so impressive that you did it the old-fashioned way. :o) The card is gorgeous in its lovely decorations and sweet dots! Wonderful work as always, my friend! (And your tutorial is perfect, as always!)

    Hugs and blessings!

  13. I'm just catching up on things after being away since 1/3, and you have blown me away with this project, Karon. It's gorgeous, and I love the CD. I keep saying I have too much and will not buy anything more, but now I think I have to get this CD. I just adore the images.

  14. Very cute! I love that you took the time to show everyone how to do it without the machine. So many people enjoy crafts that don't have all the fancy stuff either because they are new, don't have space, or simply can't afford it. What a wonderful way to include everyone in the fun :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  15. OMGGGG…. this is just the most beautiful shoe, I LOVE it Karon and what a great idea to trace and cut any shape:) Fantastic job!!!!

  16. Great tutorial and darling card!!

  17. Karon, this is amazing! I wish I had a steady enough hand to cut a straight line. This is an awesome tutorial! You're a great teacher!


  18. This looks easy and its so pretty!!!! Thanks for sharing without a cutting machine as I don't have one. Would love to see more things without a cutting machine~


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